Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

When in Big Bear.....

So after an event filled Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Erica and I journeyed up to the mountains to meet up with my parents at the family cabin in Big Bear. After a 3 hour drive up a snow covered road (without chains) we finally arrived and got some rest. The next day was full of snowboarding and the ritual Christmas dealing (plus 1 day). The day after that we kicked back in the cabin and recovered from our beaten snowboard muscles. Anyways, here are some shots I got. (my brother and I got extremely borred & Erica was captured by some book).

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Burning time at the Diamond

Kenny and I were at Marketplace at the Diamond this week, and took advantage of the fact that there was an empty stadium. Enjoy!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Brent + Amy Engagment Shoot

This weekend I definitely shot the coldest shoot this season. We were out at the location at 7:30am and the grass was frozen and the pond was covered in fog. We loved the results from the early morning shoot, but definitely took a warm shower when I got home. Anyways, we are shooting their wedding the begging of next year. Excited to be apart of this awesome couples day.

Jernigan Family Shoot

So its the holiday season and what is a better gift than family portraits. My new cousins wanted to do family pictures this year for their family, so they can to their talented and good looking cousin ;). The shoot was absolutely awesome and these two kids kept me laughing the whole time. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

This man is amazing

Hands down the best vocalist I have seen live ever. No exaggeration. I had the privilege of seeing Jonathan Butler tonight on the Dave Koz Christmas tour. The smooth jazz is cool, buy this man is absolutely an inspiration and a prodigy. He plays a rendition of Bob Marley's, "No Woman No Cry." Seriously flawless. If you appreciate a refined artist you will watch this movie all the way through.

Sneek Peek...

So I just thought I would quickly post some of my favorite shots from this weekend so far. I'll be uploading the rest the beginning of next week, but until then this is all you get.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thailand day dream....

Just reminiscing about the good times I had in Thailand. Thought I would post some of my favorites for the month I was there. Want to go yesterday. ready? 2010?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

So today when I was doing my morning blog jog, I came across an advertisement on Under Considerations Blog (Brand New). It was for a service called myemma. It is basically a email marketing service helping companies execute and track their email campaigns. I took the tour and it seems like an amazing service. Im pushing it here at LMG, and you should use it too. :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Anyone feeling generous for Christmas ?!?!

Totally want seriously, I'm going to get one before 2010.

After the rain...

I live here. Pretty cool!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Marketplace at the Diamond

So my company, Lighthouse Marketing Group, has partnered with Marketplace at the Diamond, an open air market in Lake Elsinore. Me and my partner in crime, Kenny had the responsibility of documenting the whole grand opening for the web site and promotional materials. Over the 8 hours there I came to 3 conclusions.

1. I want a miniature pot-belly pig
2. Climbing on huge truck for a pano is dangerous yet worth it.
3. Dutch people do burn even in december.

Christmas Dinner at the Misison Inn

This weekend Erica and I went to the Mission Inn in Riverside for her dads company party. The mission is awesome during the holiday, but there are way to many people there. It was worse than Disneyland on a holiday. Anyways, thought I would post some quick snaps that I got.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Obama cant even pick a good logo.....

So as I contemplate my political ideas and opinions on this past election, I decided to talk about something pertaining to the elections that really pissed me off. GOOD LOGOS NOT BEING USED!!!! I came across some logos for Obama that didn't get used for his campaign and was taken back. The official logo for Obama was very nice, clean, balanced, but lacked originality. It's unfortunate that the other versions of the logo didn't get chosen because....well.....the others were awesome. Yet, I guess this is just confirmation that whether your client is a small business owner or the president of the most powerful country in the world, they will almost never pick the best option (daily struggle as a designer).

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nice design...Uncomfortable idea?

So I have been following many design blogs daily and came across this post this morning. You can read all the details below, but basically some amazing architects redesigned an old Reformed Church into a place of worship for any theist. Im not sure how I feel about the idea of have a worship place for anyone and everyone, but the architecture of this place is amazing. I don't think I'm ready to share my church with a bunch of Hindu's and Buddhists!?

"New Multi-faith Place of Worship by Theis and Khan Architects to Open for Whole Community. An exquisitely designed new multi-faith centre for worship and contemplation by Theis and Khan Architects will open in the New Year.

Created within the shell of an existing 1960s United Reformed church, lumen will be used regularly for Christian services as well as offering an open invitation to people of all faiths to use the spaces. The site has a rich history. The 1960s church replaced an older church, which was bombed during the Second World War, and backs on to an ancient burial ground for the people of Bloomsbury, now called St. George's Gardens.

There are three main elements to the redesign: a cafe clearly visible from the street through a dramatic 8m high window, a new sacred space for contemplation within the main body of the church and a new extension housing three community spaces. The new sacred space, known as the Shaft of Light is central to the design.

A large-scale intervention, rendered in white, is a spectacular conical, shell-like space, which reaches through the full 11 meters height of the building to a single roof-light. The Shaft of Light offers people from any faith or belief a secluded area for worship or for private gatherings.The quality of the light inside the space subtly changes, depending on the weather and time of year, adding to the sense of peace and separation from the bustle of the outside world."

This is what happens when you spend too much time in Illustrator

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Starting a new art community/network night at my church. Just finished the preliminary logo. Kinda stoked about the whole thing.

Caroling @ the Warf

I had the privilege do design a mailer for my brother-in-laws church. He is an awesome creative professional and an avid blogger check him out.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Lavender Hill

This is a site we currently working on at LMG (, but it should be going up the beginning of next week. Im pretty stoked on it. We didnt get to do the branding on it (just a quick type set), but got to make the sites look and feel. Simple and clean.